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Avoid These Packing Mistakes

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Are you planning a move in the future? If so, you should know that a lot of people don’t pack the smart way and that they encounter stress and problems as a result. To help you learn what not to do as you pack for a move, we’ve created a quick guide to some common packing mistakes with moving in Ottawa.

Once you discover the biggest packing faux-pas, you’ll be ready to pack wisely and you’ll take some of the pressures of moving off of your shoulders.

Failing to Make a Plan

People who pack haphazardly may end up packing away things that they actually need… right before their move! For example, packing up kitchen stuff when you’re going to need it in order to feed yourself may result in tiresome unpacking and re-packing…or in a take-out bill which is astronomical.

To pack smarter, have a logical plan. Pack rooms up one at a time or make a list of essential items which you won’t pack up until the last minute. Have the right packing supplies on hand in order to minimize stress, and reduce the chance of breakages.

The best Ottawa moving companies often provide tons of helpful advice about how to pack the smart way – check out First Rate Movers’ packing hints and tips. We also provide packing supplies and accessories! If you’re going to use a moving company (and this is definitely recommended, as it will make things easier for you), be sure to ask questions about how to pack. You’ll get plenty of expert advice from people who really care about your move.

Underestimating the Important of Sorting

Sorting is really important. While some of us undoubtedly prefer a “quick and dirty” approach to moving, taking the time to sort things and pack them properly is one of the best ways to ensure that a move into a new place is a happy event. Without proper sorting, everything will be a jumble and you’ll need to do all of the sorting at your new place.

If you do sort ahead of time, you’ll be able to place things in your new home easily, without the tiresome sorting. Doing the hard work beforehand is the key to making things more pleasant at your new home.

If you don’t have time to pack everything yourself, talk to a moving professional. They will be able to arrange for a team to pack up your things, or, at the least, provide you with exceptional packing materials which make sorting and sealing boxes simpler.

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